Academy of Country Music Awards Delayed Indefinitely Because Of Coronavirus

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The Academy of Country Music Awards won’t happen as scheduled because of coronavirus.

The popular country music event was supposed to take place April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but that won’t be happening. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CEO of the Academy of Country Music Damon Whiteside announced Sunday that the event would be postponed.

He stated in part, “This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our country community safely.”

You can read his full statement below.


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Is there anything immune from the touch of coronavirus? It’s stealing all of our favorite things from us. It’s taken all our sports, it’s pushing back movie releases and now it’s come for our country music.

To say things aren’t going well would be an understatement. At this point, I’m starting to wonder if anything will go off as planned.

It really doesn’t look like it at all.

If the ACMAs can go down for the count, then just about anything can. It’s one of the biggest award shows of the year, and it’s been pushed off indefinitely because of coronavirus.

Is this as bad as March Madness getting shut down? No, but it’s still pretty bad.

I hope this all ends soon because having all our stuff stopped isn’t fun at all.